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Named in 1789 after Hendrik Von Prehn (1733-1785), Dutch colonial governor. This was the first mineral to be named after a person.
- (mineralogy) A mineral, a basic calcium, aluminium and iron aluminosilicate, which occurs in stalagtitic aggregates or curved crystals, Ca2Al2Si3O10(OH)2.
- ^ Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997